We know that light, color, and heat can transfer into different mediums, thus using and requiring lots of energy. Those same types of energy can directly affect living organisms. What happens when we introduce light, color, and heat above and below the ocean surface? Students will get to explore colors within the ocean, how conduction and convection of waters can create and sometimes destroy a whole ecosystem, and look at the effect of gravity on tides and fish.
Georgia Standards of Excellence
- S8P2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the law of conservation of energy to develop arguments that energy can transform from one form to another within a system.
- d. Plan and carry out investigations on the effects of heat transfer on molecular motion as it relates to the collision of atoms (conduction), through space (radiation), or in currents in a liquid or a gas (convection)
- S8P4. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to support the claim that electromagnetic (light) waves behave differently than mechanical (sound) waves.
- d. Develop and use a model to compare and contrast how light and sound waves are reflected, refracted, absorbed, diffracted or transmitted through various materials. (Clarification statement: Include echo and how color is seen but do not cover interference and scattering.)